Decoding “Allahu Akbar”: Unveiling its True Meaning

Allahu Akbar. When you hear this phrase, what do you feel? You might have heard this phrase yelled by an angry, bearded baddie in movies. Or on the news by massive protesting crowds in the Middle East with fingers pointing up to the sky. The media has shown Muslims [...]

2024-01-17T12:07:32+00:00January 17th, 2024|Allah, God, Islam, Islamophobia, Jihad, Misconceptions|

Have the peaceful verses of the Qur’ān been abrogated?

By: Justin Parrott (Abu Amina Elias) Debunking Misconceptions In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful Advocating violent conquest or terrorism is one of the most common accusations against Islam, but it is also deeply uninformed of Islamic teachings, history, and theology. Muslims can point to many, [...]

2023-07-14T00:21:51+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Islam on Violence, Jihad, Misconceptions|

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

Breaking Stereotypes Even though the terms “Islam” and “Muslims” are constantly mentioned in major media outlets, there is still considerable ignorance about both. Islam is often portrayed as a monolithic tradition that oppresses women, incites violence, and is at complete odds with modernity. Muslims are viewed as inherently violent, [...]

2023-07-16T20:46:39+00:00March 18th, 2018|FAQs, Islam, Jihad, Terrorism, Women in Islam|

My Jihad

By: Habeeba Husain Demystifying Jihad: Understanding the True Meaning of Struggle in Islam When looking up common misconceptions about Islam, “jihad” is most certainly on the list. The Arabic word jihad is often used as a substitute for “holy war” with images of breaking news broadcasts and capitalized red [...]

2023-07-18T02:00:48+00:00August 12th, 2017|Articles, Jihad, What do Muslims Believe?|


Jihad: What Does It Really Mean? In our modern times, the term ‘jihad’ has come to imply violence, holy wars, and terrorism, particularly in the western world. However, its original, intended meaning – and usage to a great extent in the Muslim world – continues to hark to a [...]

2023-07-06T16:46:07+00:00November 30th, 2015|Jihad|

Sanctity of Life: The Islamic Position on Terrorism

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure Islam: A Religion of Peace and Mercy, Not Violence Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding about Islam today is that it is an inherently violent religion whose followers condone acts of terrorism. In reality, terrorism and indiscriminate violence completely contradict the teachings of Islam. Islam is a religion of mercy [...]

2023-07-03T21:11:53+00:00January 15th, 2015|Jihad, On Faith, Terrorism|

Jihad Explained

By: M. Amir Ali, Ph.D.,Published by The Institute of Islamic Information & Education What Does Jihad Really Mean? In the linguistic sense, the Arabic word "jihad" means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted by anyone. In this sense, a student struggles and strives to get an education [...]

2023-07-19T17:53:24+00:00November 13th, 2014|Jihad, On Faith, Terrorism|
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